A Man identified as Abdulrosheed Dada has been killed during a clash with operatives of the Nigerian Customs and smugglers in Ogun State.
Reports says two other suspected smugglers were injured in the encounter which happened on Ayetoro road, near Abeokuta, on Saturday, February 12.
The NCS operatives were said to intercepted some bags of foreign rice smuggled into the country through the Republic of Benin into Abeokuta.
The smugglers were reported to have engaged the Customs operatives when they attempted to seize the contraband goods.
According to a source, the victim also known as Yoboro, was said to have been called by his colleagues to the scene of the incident before the incident occurred.
The source said:
“Abdulrosheed had gone to Abeokuta for a party before he was called by some friends, whose goods have been intercepted by customs officers.”
“By the time he got there, the issue has turned chaotic and the officers started shooting. The officers opened fire on them. Dada died, while two others sustained gunshot injuries.”